§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Ynys MÔn constituency, the effects on Ynys MÔn of the Lord Chancellor's Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [1549861
§ Jane Kennedy
The Lord Chancellor's Department is responsible for the administration of the courts and for legal services. We have taken steps to improve the management and effectiveness of the services we provide and to meet customer needs, including working closely470W with other agencies to provide a fair, swift and effective system of justice, to improve the availability of affordable and good quality legal services and to improve the lives of children and help build and sustain strong families.
The Anglesey Community Legal Service Partnership (CLSP), which covers the Ynys MÔn constituency area, is one of 165 CLSPs throughout England and Wales. Across Anglesey, the Legal Services Commission (LSC) has awarded local law firms contracts for 2001–02 with a total value of £91,000. Contracts awarded to Ynys MÔn Citizens' Advice Bureaux and Shelter Cymru will also benefit local residents. The contracts cover a range of categories such as family, debt, housing and welfare benefits.